What Is Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether?

Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, also known as 2-Butoxyethanol, is an organic is an organic molecule with the chemical formula BuOC2H4OH. This colorless liquid, which is a butyl ether of ethylene glycol and belongs to the glycol ether family, has a nice, ether-like odor. It is used in a variety of household and commercial products as a nonvolatile, low-cost solvent due to its surfactant properties. It is a known respiratory irritant and may be acutely hazardous, but it has not been proved to be mutagenic in animal testing, and there is no evidence that it causes cancer in humans.

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Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether

Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Uses

Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether is an especially important organic compound with a variety of industrial applications. Its primary applications and advantages are as follows:

  • Paints and surface coatings, as well as cleaning goods and inks, use Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether as a solvent.
  • Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether is effective for eliminating both polar and non-polar compounds, such as grease and oils, since the molecule possesses both non-polar and polar ends.
  • It is used as antimicrobial agents, defoamers, stabilizers, and adhesives
  • It has been authorized by the US FDA for use as direct and indirect food additives.
  • Because of its surfactant qualities, Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether is frequently used in the oil business.
  • Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether is used in hydraulic fracturing fluids, drilling stabilizers, and oil slick dispersants for both water-based and oil-based hydraulic fracturing in the petroleum sector.
  • The substance is also utilised to keep the gas from congealing, making it easier to release.
  • It's also employed in more general oil well workovers as a crude oil-water coupling solvent.
  • It is a key element (30–60% w/w) of the oil spill dispersant Corexit 9527, which was extensively employed in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster because to its surfactant qualities.

Is Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Safe?

Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl ether is a white liquid with a mild, pleasant odor. Its density is lower than that of water. It's possible that the chemical will produce explosive peroxides. It reacts when exposed to strong oxidants. There is a risk of fire and explosion as a result of this.

How Is Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Made?

This chemical is made by reacting Ethylene oxide (EO) or propylene oxide (PO) with an alcohol such as Methanol, Ethanol, Propanol, Butanol, or Hexanol. This procedure takes place in an adiabatic and isothermal environment.

What are the Chemical and Physical Properties of Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether?

Chemical formula

C6H14O2

Molar mass

118.176 g·mol−1

Appearance

Clear, colorless liquid

Density

0.90 g/cm3, liquid

Melting point

−77 °C (−107 °F; 196 K)

Boiling point

171 °C (340 °F; 444 K)

Solubility in water

Miscible (and in most organic solvents)

Vapor pressure

0.8 mmHg

Acidity (pKa)

High pKa for -OH group

Viscosity

2.9 cP at 25 °C (77 °F)

Where To Buy Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether in Bulk?

Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether in small quantities may be available in your area. It is preferable, however, to acquire large amounts of Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether directly from the producers. They may be able to provide certifications and cost savings that are preferable to buying the chemical in small quantities locally or through a distributor.

If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether on our website or contact us for further details.

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Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether

Which Countries Manufacture Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether in Bulk?

The consumption of Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether has increased dramatically across the world, especially in the developing countries. As a result of the high demand, the number of companies producing it has increased dramatically. Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether is produced primarily by the following countries:

  • China
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Australia
  • Taiwan
  • India

How Is Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Exported?

Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether is shipped in:

  • Aluminum sealed bags: 1kg/bag
  • Aluminum sealed bags: 5kg/bag
  • Plastic drum: 25kgs/drum
  • More than 16kg with a plastic bag inside and a fiber drum outside, depending on the amount of extract
  • It is possible to arrange for an appropriate package term based on the amount of the buyer's order or other particular requirements.

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Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether in Plastic Drums

What Is the Latest Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Price?

Because Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether is a commodity, its price fluctuates based on the cost of raw ingredients, logistics, and other industrial inputs like labor and taxes. Please contact us for the most up-to-date price on Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, and we will give you with a quote that includes delivery to your country.

Where To Buy Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether?

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